Passer vs se passer?

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Passer vs se passer?

How is it that Juliette says " je passe mes vacances” but then asks “ comment se passent tes vacances?” why is one reflexive and one not please?

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In the first Juliette is passing (spending) the time/duration of the holidays; in the 2nd the question is how did the holidays, as an event,  go ? (or pass ‘themselves’, if you will) 

Also, see the link on the grammatical context for reflexive verbs (lawless link) 

 

Passer/se passer/se passer de - the different meanings of the verb "passer" in French  https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/reflexive-verbs/

Passer vs se passer?

How is it that Juliette says " je passe mes vacances” but then asks “ comment se passent tes vacances?” why is one reflexive and one not please?

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